R | | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Two strangers awaken in a room with no recollection of how they got there or why, and soon discover they are pawns in a deadly game perpetrated by a notorious serial killer.
James Wan and Leigh Whannell wrote the script and submitted it to their manager. The manager then sent it to an agent in Los Angeles, who summoned the two of them for a meeting. They were encouraged to shoot a scene from the script as a short film, which they started ... ...
Help! Someone help me! Is someone there? Hey! Oh shit, I'm probably dead.
When Tapp and his partner go after the Jigsaw Killer on their own, they do not take a SWAT team or uniformed officers because they have no warrant, and it is thus an illegal search which the police would not provide support for.
The opening title ripples like it was underwater.
£1,239,813 (UK) (1 October 2004)
$55,153,403 (USA) (24 December 2004)
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